This paper will focus on the role of artists and designers as agents of change in sustainability innovation. We will analyse the characteristics of this role on the basis of a review of literature that discusses various concepts, methodologies and strategies applied by artists and designers in innovation processes. The paper will analyse two case studies in which artists and designers acted as agents of change and will discuss insights from these case studies in the light of the literature reviewed. We will then continue to investigate how certain characteristics of the involvement of artists and designers in innovation processes relate to the impact of the process on a social-, business- or product level. The paper will conclude with lessons learnt regarding the role of artists and designers as agents of change in innovation processes and will introduce directions for future research.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C) 2015: reframing design - The Hague University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, Netherlands|
Duration: 18 May 2015 → 20 May 2015
|Conference||Participatory Innovation Conference (PIN-C) 2015|
|Abbreviated title||PIN-C 2015|
|Period||18/05/15 → 20/05/15|